What activity modifications are needed during the treatment of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients with severe anemia should curtail their activity until the anemia is partially corrected. Transfusion can often be avoided by ordering bed rest while therapy is initiated for a patient with correctable anemia (eg, pernicious anemia).


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